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MEF Events
21North Johor Group Meetings21 November 2018
21Melaka Area Meetings21 November 2018
27Kelantan Area Meetings27 November 2018
29Workshop on Managing and Handling Probationers29 November 2018
05Sarawak Regional Meetings (Miri)5 December 2018

MEF Academy Events
 21Behavioral Events Interviewing Skills21 - 22 November 2018
 26Occupational Safety & Health Act 199426 November 2018
 28Understanding Labour Laws28 - 29 November 2018
 29HR For Beginners29 - 30 November 2018
 12Certified Job Analysis Specialist12 - 13 December 2018
 

Highlights
 Tingkatkan gaji minimum, bukan lanjutkan usia persaraan  Debat AWANI: Tingkatkan gaji minimum, bukan lanjutkan usia persaraanSunday, 4 November 2018 [External Site/Link]
 
 Employers Surprised by Second Minimum Wage Hike  MEF was taken aback by the Budget 2019 announcement by Minister of Finance YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur today who arbitrarily raised the national minimum wages to RM1,100 nationwide.Friday, 2 November 2018
 
 Tie wage increase to skills  The introduction of minimum wages through the National Minimum Wages Council Act 2012 has distorted the labour market and, to a large extent, impacted on the cost of production that has in turn caused inflation to balloon.Thursday, 15 November 2018
 
 MEF: End of HRDF levy contribution's a good move  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), an opponent of the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) welcomed the move to end the pool fund programme.Sunday, 11 November 2018
 
 Here are the Asian countries that win and lose from the trade war  As trade tensions between the United States and China escalate, short-term but widespread disruption can be expected in Asia — but other regional players may stand to benefit in the long run, said Nick Marro from The Economist Intelligence Unit.Friday, 9 November 2018
 
 MEF regrets Putrajaya’s flip-flop on foreign workers levy  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has expressed regret over Putrajaya’s U-turn on the foreign workers’ levy, which must now be fully paid by employers.Thursday, 27 September 2018
 
 Govt idea on skilled foreign workers levy slammed by industry players  Industry players have poured scorn on a measure that requires skilled foreign workers who opt for a permit extension of three years at the end of their 10-year stay to pay a levy of RM8,000 a year.Wednesday, 26 September 2018
 
 Price of goods to stay with new minimum wage: Miri MEF  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) Miri branch chairman John Teo Peng Yew said business owners would not choose to increase the pricing of goods due to the present economic situation as some of them had yet to fully recover.. Thursday, 6 September 2018
 
 Vague and confused over SST  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Sham­suddin Bardan felt the SST Act was rushed through in Parliament, which led to little time in understanding its mechanism.Wednesday, 5 September 2018
 
 MEF: Migrant worker rehiring programme missing the mark  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) today claimed that the Immigration Department’s latest undocumented migrant worker rehiring programme misses the mark, as a large number of applications have been rejected.Wednesday, 5 September 2018
 
 Cover Story: The first 100 days - Employers’ prayer on labour  There needs to be a clear, efficient and transparent hiring process for businesses to engage migrant workers. The elimination of illegal foreign workers can be achieved by ensuring the availability of foreign workers for all sectors..Thursday, 30 August 2018
 
 Employers’ group denies stakeholders agreed to hiking private medical fees by almost 300pc  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said the proposal to allow doctors in private clinics and general practitioners’ to hike their charge to between RM35 and RM125 ― up from RM10 and RM35..Wednesday, 29 August 2018
 
 Do Malaysians work too much or too little?  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan, alleging that Malaysian productivity is low, told FMT the likely cause was the number of off-days given to workers.Tuesday, 28 August 2018
 
 MTUC and MEF against weekly wage proposal  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said the a weekly salary arrangement might not be against the law, but it would be inconvenient for employers.Wednesday, 22 August 2018
 
 Cleaners shortchanged? MEF says contract workers have a choice  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) says there are no issues with offering fixed-term contracts or renewing the contracts of employees, in the wake of claims that several companies have been denying contract cleaners their rights.Friday, 10 August 2018
 
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Behavioral Events Interviewing SkillsMEFA Training Centre, Petaling Jaya, Selangor21 - 22 November 2018
Understanding Labour LawsMEF Petaling Jaya, Selangor28 - 29 November 2018
Certified Job Analysis SpecialistEastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor12 - 13 December 2018
 

2017p 2018f
Key Indicators*
Population (million)32.132.9
Real GDP (% Growth)5.95.5 - 6.0
Per Capita Income (RM)41,07242,834
CPI (% Growth)3.72.0 - 3.0
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force ('000)14,971N/A
Employment ('000)14,459N/A
Unemployment Rate (%)3.43.2 - 3.5
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)5.555.53
Non Executive (%)5.445.42
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.092.14
Non Executive (months)1.812.02
pPreliminary   fForecast  
Source: * BNM Annual Reports
             ** MEF Salary Surveys

20 Nov 2018 Hari Keputeraan Nabi Muhammad S.A.W. (Maulidur Rasul)
11 Dec 2018 Hari Keputeraan Sultan Selangor
25 Dec 2018 Hari Krismas
1 Jan 2019 Tahun Baru
14 Jan 2019 Hari Keputeraan Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan
20 Jan 2019 Hari Keputeraan Sultan Kedah
21 Jan 2019 Hari Thaipusam
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